Transportation Options for Palmas Del Mar

Your hotel may arrange travel options for you when you stay in Palmas del Mar

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Tourists with plans to stay in Palmas Del Mar do so knowing that they will be enjoying the luxury getaway of their dreams, where they'll spend their days relaxing on the beach, golfing, playing tennis, and maybe even scuba diving while the staff at their resort takes care of all of their needs. Some resorts will even make all of your travel arrangements for you, but if you're going to be in charge of this aspect of travel planning, you'll need to be aware of all of the transportation options available to you.

Getting There

Although there are few people who cruise aboard a luxury liner to visit Palmas Del Mar for a day, flying and sailing to this luxurious town are popular options.

Getting Around

Are you the type who likes to be in control of your own comings and goings, or will you hire someone to drive you from place to place? Renting a car, hiring a taxi, or hailing a publico are the three public transportation options to know about when you travel to Palmas Del Mar.

Air Travel

When flying to Palmas Del Mar, the first stop along the way will be at the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in Isla Verde near San Juan. This is the major hub for all international air travel in Puerto Rico, with flights arriving on a daily basis from all around the world, including most major cities in the United States. Upon arrival, tourists will transfer to a domestic airline like Cape Air and fly to Humacao Airport, which is 15 minutes away from Palmas Del Mar by car. In 2008 the José Aponte de La Torre Airport (TJRV) opened in Cieba with plans to close Humacao Airport, but this has yet to be done. Find out more by clicking here.


Palmas del Mar is a popular sailing destination in Puerto Rico despite the fact that there is ony one marina in town. It is located on the southwest coast, and is a luxury mega yacht marina. Every convenience you could hope for in a marina is available here, right down to a helpful and attentive staff, and a top-notch hotel to reside in during your stay. Everything you need to know about sailing to Palmas del Mar can be read about here.


In Puerto Rico, there is one cruise port and it is located just about an hour away in San Juan. Although this distance is not so great that a day trip to Palmas Del Mar is out of the question, it is not a top quick-trip destination. Even so, those who want to make the trip certainly can do so by renting a car from Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport.

Most major cruise lines have regular trips to Puerto Rico from south Florida, and even launch from San Juan before visiting many other islands in the Caribbean. Because this is such a popular and busy port, chances are your favorite cruise line has several liners each year that make a stop on this island.

Rental Cars

What need is there of a rental car when you have everything a tropical getaway could want within your reach? For starters, Puerto Rico is filled with sites that simply must be seen by tourists, and most people who stay in Palmas Del Mar have at least a slight desire to see some of them. Renting a car to take a tour of the island that lasts at least a day is a great option that won't break the bank. Click here to find out everything you need to know about renting and driving in and around Palmas Del Mar.


...everything is taken care of ...


In Palmas Del Mar, everything is taken care of for you by your resort, and this rings true when it comes to taxi services as well. Simply let the front desk of your resort know you need a ride, and they will procure one for you. The cost will depend on the driver. Some will want to settle on a rate with you before you drive off, and others will run a meter which will cost you $1 to start and $0.10(USD for each one-third mile.

A lot about your trip to Palmas Del Mar will be arranged for you by your resort in order to make the whole process easier on guests. If you're a rare guest who will need to make your own travel arrangements, or simply prefer to be the one in charge of your own affairs, knowing a little bit about each option is an important step in planning your trip to Puerto Rico.


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